We had a beautiful, warm day last week before the cool air moved in, I think it was in the low 70s, but now its a bit cold out there. We’re in OK, 50s is freezing to most folks. It’s not cold enough for me and I often day dream of running away and living in Idaho or Oregon near my husband’s family. With it being October, everyone is focused on fall and I am focused on Halloween! Why am I focused on it? Oh, because I am one of those over achiever mom’s you read the passive aggressive posts on facebook about. Yes, I make things for my kid, I photograph things and I take pride in my ability to make things. So next time you see that “SomeECard” trashing the mom that sews her kid’s halloween costume, I’ll be over here bouncing up and down with my hand raised, “That’s me! Me! Me! Me!”
Ah, so there is my workspace! I take over the entire kitchen table when I sew, it’s actually much worse when I am quilting. Notice the double dose of caffeine over there? Big panda coffee cup and some high fructose corn syrup, must get my juices running. What am I making? Well, it’s kind of a secret until I get it done… I mean, I’ve told friends but most people don’t know what I’m making… sigh, curse of being a geeky mom.
Oh, here is my extent of fall decorating… Which only happened due to the incident with the sunflowers. Which was totally sweet when my heart stopped pounding.
Back to the work space. Notice all the cords under the table hooking up everything, I keep it behind the table because it is such a disaster. And small feet running about will surely try their hardest to take everything down. My dog killed my last sewing machine, I don’t want to see this one come crashing down if someone trips. Safety first, I suppose.
I’m pretty proud of this costume, I’ve made it all on my own. I used a few statues my brother loaned me to sketch out my design and from there created the pattern from scratch. I’ve sewn enough in my lifetime to know some tricks to make this look nice, so much clipping. I’m really excited to get this one all put together!
Ah, entertainment is also important. We all have our guilty pleasures, right? Okay, so don’t judge me, I have to keep up with America’s Next Top Model. I’m like half a season or more behind so I have plenty of entertainment to keep me busy. I love seeing the end results of all the photographs by a variety of professionals. And the clothes. I’m rooting for Phil because he’s the bearded beauty of the bunch, but I have huge doubts about him making it to the end. If he’s already been kicked off, don’t spoil it for me!
While I am busy sewing, my son is pretty content to play and entertain himself. I’m lucky I have such a happy kid! He asked if could go outside and play with bubbles and with it being so pretty outside, I couldn’t say no. But once he got started, all I could see where the photos I could take. Kids really do grow up fast, he’s coming up on his fourth birthday but I still remember the day he joined us like it was last week. I decided it was time for me to take a break and spend a little time with him outside in the sunshine.
I mentioned buying this bubble blower on instagram earlier this week and I still vouch, best $3 ever spent. I refused to spend $12 on it the whole summer but when the little guy found it on clearance, I caved. I regret not caving sooner! It blows tons of bubbles and entertains him to no end… until it runs out of bubbles.
Oh how I love that messy bed head of his! It’s starting to look like a trend around here. I swear, I brush his hair! Just not on lazy days.
And, of course, he’s lovingly loyal to his mom. So when I ask him to give me a few good photos, he’s stops and obliges me. And I melt!
Oh and let me explain the “dirt” on his face. You can’t see it but he’s wearing socks, with mustaches on them and a t-shirt with a mustache on it. So he asked me to draw one on him! He doesn’t have a dirty face, just a fading mustache.
This is just another day for the two of us, but now I should stop blogging and get back to finishing his costume. If we want to do anything this weekend, it must be done!